Carnival cancels 3 Mexico cruise stops due to flu
MIAMI (Reuters) - Carnival Cruise Lines said it had canceled Mexico stops Tuesday for three of its cruise ships due to the swine flu alert.
"We are aware that the CDC has recently issued a Travel Health Warning which recommends the postponement of nonessential travel to Mexico," the company said in a statement. "Stops in Mexico today were canceled for three Carnival Cruise Lines ships."
The cruise company said it had canceled two stopovers in Cozumel and one in Ensenada -- all of its scheduled stops in Mexico Tuesday.
It said there were no reported cases of swine flu on Carnival ships or at any of the Mexican ports its vessels visit.
Carnival's web site lists sailings from U.S. cities to nearly a dozen Mexican ports on both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. Not all of the ships visit Mexican ports on the same day.
The company said it was evaluating plans going forward. (Reporting by Jim Loney; Editing by Pascal Fletcher and Carol Bishopric)